I had the best run I’ve had in months… I am guessing it was because my foot is healed (detailed post on what I did this week) and because I was running around my favorite spot= St. George.
6.25 miles @ 8:09 average.
Running travel tip… If you forget to pack gloves, just use some of your socks:) They worked perfectly.
The absolute best part of our weekend was Glitter Mountain with my brother and his family. This is in Arizona but only about 20 minutes away from where my brother lives and it is incredible. You just venmo the owner for what you take (and it wasn’t expensive at all) and then spend hours here mining. I wish a picture could show how sparkly it was.
The kids were in heaven and Andrew and I kept finding ourselves reminding each other to pass the hammer to the kids too ha;) Didn’t know I enjoyed something like this so much.
Skye brought home 5 lbs of the treasures she found.
Just the sweetest picture from our weekend.
While Beck napped, Brooke and I watched Cinderella Story and she loved it.
These two like going to the store more with Andrew more than me;)
PICKLEBALL (Knox chose to hang out with cousins instead). I woke up Sunday morning sore everywhere from the intense games that occurred.
And now we are back home! I hope everyone had a great weekend.
I know that people are shopping a bit earlier than normal this year so I thought I would share a bunch of ideas in case you need some help with a runner in your life (or for your own list).
*I am obsessed with Liquid IV. I use it every single day of my life. Piña Colada and Strawberry are my favorite flavors and the code HUNGRYRUNNERGIRL will get you free shipping and 25% off here!
*Give them some tools for their mental training! My favorite running books for this are: The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive, Strong, Let Your Mind Run, and How Bad Do You Want It? ROAR is also an incredible book to help women understand our bodies as athletes!
*Sarah Marie Design Studio—> She has everything from the perfect clothing items for the running obsessed person to nail wraps, jewelry, mugs, and more. I love supporting her and the amazing work that she does! I want everything she sells.
*A Chirp wheel! I got this to help with my posture/back aches and I am loving it. It is used to roll away pain and stretch out after a workout (or whenever you want). It’s designed to fit between your shoulder blades which is awesome (it also has a spinal canal, so it doesn’t hurt your spine as you roll). I love that it is harder than a foam roller which helps to stretch/roll it deeper. It feels so good after holding babies all day and sitting at the computer.
I have a code if you want 10% off HERE—> HUNGRYRUNNERGIRL
*This deep tissue massage gun. I use it EVERY day.
*Twas The Night Before The Race Mug (my aunt got this for me one year)!
*These are the absolute best running socks in my opinion.
*This hat that also has ear warmers is AMAZING.
*Koala Clip (HRG10 gets you 10% off!)! The absolute best way to take your phone on the run and she personalizes them too if you want.
*If they run with their dog, I love this leash to use while running with Beretta!
*These little massage balls are awesome!
*My Hydration Vest is AMAZING and I used it for all of my trail/ultra training and race.
*The best sandals to wear around the house (they have helped my plantar so much)
*My running vest for this year!
*My favorite handheld water bottle to keep your runner hydrated:)
*An awesome headlamp that is only $9
*My #1 favorite sports bra… I have it in 4 colors.
*The leggings that I am obsessed with that are only $26… the colors, the materials, the pockets and the fit are just awesome.
*The long sleeve $24 top that I love! It’s awesome and they have so many colors to choose from too.
*Awesome Fabric Loop bands for them to get their strength training on at home!
*goodr Sunglasses! The original ones are my favorite and they are amazing running sunglasses for $30 or less!
*Andrew bought me this run necklace a few years ago for Christmas!
*My favorite post-run sweatshirt to throw on for errands/stretching.
*My goto ear warmer this season!
*The best ponytail holders for runners… they never leave a mark on my hair!
*A foot massager (I LOVE MINE) for their tired feet.
Any women that you are shopping for (or for gift ideas to put on your wish list):
*My sunglasses that I use often and always get a lot of questions about!
*Olaplex. My favorite hair product, ever.
*My absolute favorite cookbooks: Two Peas & Their Pod, Cooke Once, Eat All Week, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. and Run Fast. Eat Slow. Shalane just came out with a new cookbook too that I put on my list. Oh and THIS is the best cookbook holder.
*The best candle in my opinion.
*Hair scalp massager (so cheap but it feels amazing)
*The most amazing eye massager with heat. I use this any time I have a headache coming on.
*This cast iron dutch oven is something I use all of the time.
*Another kitchen need—> We use the air fryer every single day.
*The absolute greatest hot chocolate.
*The best deal on joggers you will ever find.
*These are my #1 joggers ever.
*These Thread Wallets are just the best.
Let’s talk about gift ideas for KIDS! I am not an expert on this at all but I’ll just share the top things that we have bought for our kids that get played with the most!
*Brooke and Knox love playing Mancala with us.
*Harry Potter Illustrated books… Brooke and Knox are in love with these and they are helping them to love reading more and more.
*Skye LOVES this Elmo letters kit!
*Lite Brite is used very often over here!
*The water mat has been a favorite.
*This Diamond Painting Kit is one of Brooke’s favorites.
*Brooke loves her children’s cookbook!
*These Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets (you can color them and then wash them off and color them again) are a huge hit with Skye.
*Our kids are obsessed with this Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone!
*Brooke LOVES this digital kids camera.
*These bow and arrows (Andrew enjoys them just as much as the kids and they chase each other around the yard with them)
*Dog sleeping bags (sometimes I find Knox sleeping in his on the ground in the middle of the night rather than his bed ha).
*For a few years now the kids have LOVED this Floor Mat to practice gymnastics, slide down the stairs when they have a babysitter haha or to wrestle Andrew on.
*The Bouncy Horse is a winner.
*Gabb phone or watch! I am a huge fan of both. It makes it so that kids/tweens/teens can communicate with parents/their friends safely. Code HUNGRYRUNNERGIRL will get you 50% the devices HERE!
Who else plays and loves Pickleball?
What was the best part of your weekend?
Are you easy to shop for her hard? What about the people on your shopping list?
Are you currently in training for something, building a base or running to run?